18th March 2011 – BIRTHDAY
We had anchored at the Angra dos Reis branch of Rio Yacht club and woke to a beautiful day! Perfect for my Captain to turn 50. J
We motored across to the club, which has wi-fi, to keep a skype appointment for him to speak to the family.
It was great to chat to and see them all. Thanks everyone. While we were waiting I had organised for Orlandino the club manager to get their continental breakfast (bread and butter) coffee and champagne with orange juice which he brought through just as the family appeared online. So we were able to toast him in true fashion.
After the chat we took a slow motor sail up the coast to Marina Paratus, which is just north of the Angra town centre. There we caught a bus into town to take the computer to be repaired then walked back. The marina has its own shopping centre so we took advantage of not having to carry groceries miles on busses and taxi’s and stocked up on the necessary items which are heavy, like beers. J
As soon as we had everything aboard we set sail to Saco de Ceu. On the way I did the Jik dip of all items before they get packed away. This is to try and stop any cockroaches coming aboard.
We anchored at Saco at about 18h00 and I took the duck across to book a table for dinner. The restaurant is very pretty I have posted photos from our last visit will add some now.
Dinner of Paella and Caperinahs was thoroughly enjoyed. We were the only guests so had the whole place to ourselves. When I booked I told them it was André’s birthday and the owner asked if I wanted them to make a cake. Of course I said yes and was dying to see what they produced. When we had finished eating, the owner asked if he could bring “desert” wildly winking and nodding behind André’s back. I agreed and he brought out the “cake” J. It was a plate with a candle in the middle and they had made banana in a berry tasting sauce and green papaya’s with lime and coconut. Delicious!
Thanks to everyone that emailed and sent messages for my true love’s birthday.
In Brazil the “driveway” invariably leads into the sea, and the garage is big enough for the boat!
Birthday Boy!! J
Most of the islands have homes built on them like this one. You would pay about US$5 mil for one.
This is a church, all alone on the island.
Another little Island get away!
Dinner at Saco de Ceu.